Older generations wonder why younger generations (which includes myself) are not loyal to companies! This thread is also an example of Nursing being no different then any other career field.
For example, I worked for a company where I was one of the top earners in my Department. Without me, the department would have been in the red (I calculated my contribution vs the actual budget since my supervisor allowed me to see it!) Anyway, I requested to leave the department or receive a promotion within the department and I was denied several times. On the other hand, people of lesser value to the company quit and returned with a promotion and bonus!
I threatened to do the same and was told by the Executive Director "You have to do what you have to do." Well I quit and the Executive Director had a fit. He blew up at me in front of everyone and acted like he had no idea why I would want to leave. After I left both my former Supervisor and the Executive Director were fired within two years for low job performance/production. Now I am making plans to return because I am being given just about everything I requested before and more! :spin:
It sounds silly, but in my case it worked! And so, if I do not receive the opportunities and promotions I wish to have in my first company working as a RN, I WILL NOT stay. I'm thinking about me and my career, which improves the lives (financial security) of my family who I give 100% of my loyalty, period! If a company wants any form of loyalty from me, my bosses will have to either meet my demands completely or make concessions. Giving me nothing, as was the case with my former employers, will not work.